Buchakjian’s scholarly research in modern and contemporary Lebanese and Arab art generated numerous publications including War and Other (Impossible) Possibilities. Thoughts on Arab History and Contemporary Art (Alarm Editions, 2012) and talks, lately: “The Artist in the Arab World, between Political Crisis and Petrodollars” (Centre André Chastel, Paris, 2014).
His personal work deals with the city and its history through multiple scopes including writing (Halte, 2005), installation (Leningrad, 2013), animation film (What, shoes?, 2006) and most notably, photography. After the 2006 war in Lebanon, his camera turned towards dark colored and gloomy images of decadent parties during which young Lebanese were trying to escape from social instability and political turmoil. Entitled Nighthawks, the series was exhibited in Beirut (Comme des Garçons, 2008) and was part of the Noorderlicht Photofestival (Groningen, Netherlands, 2011). Since 2009, he is exploring derelict dwellings in Beirut. This long-term photographic project that involves mapping, architectural exploration, archive collecting and narratives generated the subject of the Phd research.
He is member of the advisory committee of the Saradar Collection. He took part in many academic and artistic juries including the Boghossian Prize (2012) and Beirut Art Center’s Exposure (2013).
Sessions auxquelles Gregory Buchakjian participe
Gregory Buchakjian, Université Paris IV Sorbonne (Participant.e)
Sessions auxquelles Gregory Buchakjian assiste
UQAM, pavillon Hubert-Aquin (A) - A-1875
Concordia, Grey Nuns Motherhouse (GN) - Former Chapel
Prof. Tim Winter, Deakin University (Potentiel.le)
Lucie Morisset, Chaire de recherche du Canada en patrimoine urbain (Potentiel.le)
Dr Clarence Epstein, Concordia University (Modérateur.rice)
Christine Zachary-Deom (Participant.e)
Luc Noppen, Chaire de recherche du Canada en patrimoine urbain (Participant.e)
Hon. Serge Joyal c.p., o.c. (Participant.e)